This is really just a note to say “thank you” to the Jitsi developers for such a cool product!
As a quarantine hobby, I wanted to try to re-create the feel of a happy hour mixer with dozens of people, where you can bounce from table to table and participate in different conversations. I had to learn a bunch of new technologies/libraries to do that, and Jitsi was easy to work with and well documented. The free hosting of meet.jit.si really simplified my life. And I love there’s so little friction – everything happens in the browser, meetings just spring into existence when you access them rather than having to be set up, no authentication step – it was all really easy. A few other (commercial) video conference tools offer APIs, but I don’t think I could have achieved the same effect with any of them. Or if I could, their docs are so bad I can’t tell that. So, thank you to everyone who has put hard work toward Jitsi – I’m so grateful!
The finished project is at https://happyhour.ianwdavis.com/ – I’d be interested to hear what you think!